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 Use scent to deter foxes

 


Foxes have a very strong sense of smell and will eat almost anything. Gardens with chickens or rabbits, or bird feeders, accessible pots, and crops are particularly attractive. You can use some scents to deter foxes, they are said to dislike the smell of chilies and garlic, so pour boiling water and spray your garden as a fox repellant. Other animal repellents are available, but be aware of the risk to other wildlife and always read the manufacturers' instructions carefully. If a territory is marked by a fox, it will take some effort to move them, and if they feel their territory is being threatened, they may increase the amount of marking.



backyard garden - Reasons to Grow Beautyberries

 8 Reasons to Grow Beautyberries in Your Backyard There is a beautiful park where I live. No, actually, it's something. My friends and I have a running joke that every time we go to the park, we'll bet to guess how many engagements, pregnancy, Christmas cards, and family photos we'll take. Stately willows trail their slender branches over the wide crystal-clear creek, and geese and ducks abound. You can peer down from the suspension bridge and see slender brook trout resting in the aquatic vegetation below. But every fall, one plant always stops park-goers in their tracks. Beautyberry bushes. With their long branches of bright green leaves and show-stopping clusters of tiny purple berries, it's no wonder people stop to take photos and 'ooh' and 'ah' over them. Beautyberry is a large shrub that has beautiful bright green leaves for most of the year. It is covered with tiny flowers that you probably won't even notice in summer. But the rea